Jia-jing: Year 22, Month 4, Day 21
24 May 1543
Ruan Dian-jing and Ruan Zhao-xun, associate administrators of directly-administered pacification commissions (轄內宣撫同知), who had been sent by Mo Fu-hai, the Commander of the Annam Commandery, separately submitted a memorial and a salutory message expressing gratitude for Imperial grace, and offered tribute. They were rewarded with silk gauze robes, silks, thin silks, and paper money in accordance with the precedents. The officials of the Ministry of Rites held that as Annam's [country status] had been abolished and it had no king, the tribute officials should not be treated like the attendant ministers in the past and that it was appropriate that their rewards be reduced. The Emperor said: "Fu-hai has given his allegiance and shown his loyalty. The rewards are to be as those conferred previously. Just dispense with the conferring of a banquet and slightly reduce their provisions in order to show that they are not being treated as attendant ministers."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 83, page 5366